Originally posted by lonegurkha
reply to post by Harte
Thanks for the info, but may i ask where you found this info? I'm not saying that you are incorrect, I've just had no luck finding anything outside
the now broken links I once had.
I'm going off memory.
If you google her name, you'll find her still presenting at geological conventions (or whatever they call them) though. And still talking about this
I think it should be pointed out that, IIRC, the evidence found at Hueyatlaco, though originally dated to a quarter million years old, was not the
sort of stone tools we find elswhere that were also a quarter million years old.
That is, the stone technology at Hueyatlaco was further advanced, indicating the dating is likely incorrect.
This is the case with much of the supposedly very ancient American finds. They don't match what we know was the technology for that era.
If you look around here at ATS, you might find my (or somebody else's) original posts on the subject. The search function here is pretty iffy,
though, so try it with Google by adding this: "site:abovetopsecret.com" to the search terms.
Like I've done here:
You should be able to piece her story together here, or, alternately, read about what actually happened online elsewhere.
Don't trust the fringe sites - they always make this claim about her losing her job.
At any rate, nobody (last I checked) has thoroughly explained the find even to this day. Also, nobody in archaeology has ever stated that the date is
wrong or "has to be" wrong.
Scientists, it seems, take such things in stride because one date at one site has never been used to "prove" anything.
EDIT: start at Wiki for info on what happened to Steen-MacIntyre and how she side-stepped previousluy agreed to protocols.
edit on 9/4/2012 by Harte because: (no reason given)